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Table 4 Benefits and concerns of US Scan; women interviewed after scan or at subsequent ANC visit

From: “You cannot know if it’s a baby or not a baby”: uptake, provision and perceptions of antenatal care and routine antenatal ultrasound scanning in rural Kenya

Mothers’ views of benefits and concerns after US scan Number of women (%) N = 30 Number of women (%) N = 25
Benefits of US scan    
Reassurance Knowledge of health of baby 30 (100) 22 (88)
Seeing 30 (100) 18 (72)
Confirmation of pregnancy 4 (13) 17 (68)
Confirmation of gestational age 22 (73) 7 (28)
Information Number of babies 1 (3) 2 (8)
Sex determination 2 (7) 1 (4)
Concerns of US scan   
Harming the baby The machine uses rays which could affect the baby 0 (0) 2 (8)
Harming the mother The machine used during the procedure could hurt the mother 0 (0) 1 (4)
Uncertainty of outcome Not being sure of state and condition of the baby: implications of low lying placenta 3 (10) 1 (4)